Glenn M. Young

Glenn M. Young

Glenn M. Young, Ph.D.

Position Title
Professor and Food Safety Microbiologist

Food Science and Technology

3214 Robert Mondavi Institute - South


Ph. D. Washington State University, 1993


Professor Young's team researches how significant foodborne pathogens cause diseases in humans and how these pathogens survive in the environment. Active projects in the laboratory are focusing on the molecular biology, genetics and physiology of diverse pathogenic bacteria including Escherichia coliSalmonella species, Yersinia species, Listeria monocytogenesBacillus species and others. The laboratory group is very diverse with individuals from Japan, Korea, Thailand and the United States.

Selected Publications

  • Hiutung Chu, Marzena Pazgier, Grace Jung, Sean-Paul Nuccio, Patricia A. Castillo, Maarten F. de Jong, Maria G. Winter, Sebastian E. Winter, Jan Wehkamp, Bo Shen, Nita H. Salzman, Mark A. Underwood, Renee M. Tsolis, Glenn M. Young, Wuyuan Lu, Robert I. Lehrer, Andreas J. Bäumler, and Charles L. Bevins.  Human α-Defensin 6 Promotes Mucosal Innate Immunity Through Self-Assembled Peptide Nanonets.  Science 1218831Published online 21 June 2012 [DOI:10.1126/science.1218831].
  • Matsumoto H. and G.M. Young. 2006. Proteomic and functional analysis of the suite of Ysp proteins exported by the Ysa type III secretion system of Yersinia enterocolitica Biovar 1B. Molecular Microbiology 59:689-706.
  • Warren, S. and G.M. Young. 2005. An amino-terminal secretion signal is required for YplA export by the Ysa, Ysc and flagellar type III secretion systems of Yersinia enterocolitica Biovar 1B. Journal of Bacteriology 187:6075-6083.
  • Venecia, K. and G.M. Young. 2005. Environmental regulation and role in pathogenesis of the Ysa type III secretion system of Yersinia enterocolitica Biovar 1B. Infection and Immunity 73:5961-5977.
  • Connelly, M.B., G M. Young and A. Sloma. 2004. Extraproteolytic activity plays a central role in swarming motility in Bacillus subtilis. Journal of Bacteriology 186:4159-4167.
  • Young, B.M. and G.M. Young. 2002. Evidence for targeting of Yop effectors by the chromosomally encoded Ysa type III secretion system of Yersinia enterocolitica. Journal of Bacteriology 184:5563-5571.

Extension of Knowledge Activities 

  • FST 104L - Food Microbiology Lab
  • FST 204 - Advance Food Microbiology
  • Microbial Physiology at Assumption University, Thailand